Author Archives: J.M. Wetherington Sr.

Beard Fun

“At first I didn’t like my beard. But then it grew on me.” – Unknown Four months ago today, March 18, 2020, I left the beautiful island of Puerto Rico to return to Orlando for some medical appointments. Then, thanks … Continue reading

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Birthday 2020

This year’s birthday was a bit different, and not in a bad way. Usually I’m working somewhere on the road, but this year, thanks to COVID-19, I was able to be with some family and take a short, quarantined trip … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley Quote on Values

Earlier today I was taking an online course titled, “Decision Making and Problem Solving” that is offered by my employer. It has the usual points this type of course would contain, but also includes points that we, as emergency managers … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Disaster Commemorative Coin

Many times during a disaster declaration, especially larger events like Hurricanes Sandy or Harvey, a group of folks will conduct a contest for designing a disaster-specific logo to use as a commemoration of that declaration. Usually, the winning logo design … Continue reading

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Avoiding COVID-19 On Our Road Trip

Tomorrow morning we’ll leave for our two week stay at Wolf’s Haven. One of the benefits, to me, of our cabin in the mountains is that we are very much off the usual grid of humanity. But the 11 hour … Continue reading

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Miracle Monday

Happy Miracle Monday! Do you know what Miracle Monday is? If you’re a fan of Superman you probably do. But if not, allow me to explain. To begin with, Miracle Monday is the title of a Superman novel written by … Continue reading

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Quarantined at Home

Like many across the country, our home is practicing social distancing and being quarantined at home. I thought I’d share our situation and perhaps you might share yours in the comments below. Normally I am on the road working disaster … Continue reading

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Are We Overreacting to COVID-19?

Interesting timing on this article (go read it, I’ll wait here) as just yesterday I had a friend of mine ask (via text) a lot of these same questions, which essentially boil down to, “Is this all just a huge … Continue reading

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Novel Coronavirus

When I first heard about the Novel Coronavirus, I thought it was new book about a worldwide pandemic. Turns out, this is a “book” I don’t want to read. But we’re strapped into our chairs with our heads belted into … Continue reading

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Long-Time Listener, First-Time Voter

Today marked an auspicious event in my oldest grandson’s life. This long-time listener and observer of world and American politics exercised the rights afforded him by turning 18 years of age back in June of last year and became a … Continue reading

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